No Meeting July 4th

Fox Cities Composite Squadron will not be holding a regular Tuesday evening meeting on July 4th.  We encourage all of our members (family and friends) to spend the day enjoying the Freedoms we have been granted!  Cook-outs, fireworks (safely!) and fun!

We will resume our Tuesday evening meetings on July 11th, and if you have been on the fence about joining us, we’d love to have you stop in!  Cadets begin with drill and ceremony practice at 6:30pm, with our regular opening ceremonies at 7:00pm.

Happy 4th of July!

 

Cadet Staff Sergeant Peroutka Earns Solo Wings

Green Bay, WI – The Great Lakes Region (GLR) Powered Flight Academy was held at Wittman Field in Oshkosh the week of June 10-19.  This National Flight Academy is a rigorous flight instruction academy that takes Cadets through approximately 12 hours of ground school instruction with the goal of Cadets being able to solo in a Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Cessna 172 at the end of the week.

Green Bay native, Andrew Peroutka, a member of the Fox Cities Composite Squadron – Civil Air Patrol, was one of fifteen Cadets that were selected to attend this academy.  Peroutka along with fellow CAP Cadets spent approximately 5-6 hours per day observing or flying a Cessna 172 over the skies of Oshkosh and the Fox Cities.  Cadets practiced multiple take-offs, landings, patterns, and radio operations all with the end goal of being able to solo (or pre-solo).  Peroutka mentioned that, “the ground classes and days were long and you got a lot of information at once.”  He was able to complete his solo on Friday afternoon, being one of the Cadets that required the fewest hours to be ready.

Wisconsin Wing Civil Air Patrol had seven aircraft that were made available for this week-long learning experience. Civil Air Patrol flight instructors volunteer their time to these flight academies, with approximately eight flight academies held throughout the United States.  Cadets participating in the GLR Flight academy range in age from 16-19 and came from as far away as Puerto Rico, Alaska, and California.  With other Cadets coming from Utah, New Jersey, and Oklahoma.  Three Cadets, including Peroutka were from Wisconsin.

Since 1942, the volunteer members of Fox Cities Composite Squadron – Civil Air Patrol has been committed to advancing all of our members within our program offering training opportunities including; disaster relief, search and rescue, model rocketry, Cadet leadership, and aerospace/STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering Mathematics) classes. For more information regarding Fox Cities Composite Squadron please feel free to visit our website at: www.foxcitiescap.org or you can find us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Fox-Cities-Composite-Squadron-121698567919154/. We welcome anyone with interest to visit any of our meetings which are held Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm-9:00pm.

Fox Cities Cadets partner with local Boy Scout troop

In early May the Cadets at Fox Cities Composite Squadron hosted the Boy Scout Troop 3161 for a night of “flying”!  As part of the Civil Air Patrol STEM kit program each Squadron is able to take advantage of a quad-copter STEM kit.  This specific kit comes with the electronics needed to build and fly the quad-copter!  Members from both groups assembled, and practiced flying the quad-copter in the closed hangar at Fox Cities Composite Squadron as well as participated in a little bit of drill and ceremony.  The Boy Scout Troop was lined up in a flight and our senior Cadets shared a little taste of CAP style drill.  It was an amazing evening of learning and sharing and a great time was had by all!

Civil Air Patrol is tasked by Congress to share Aerospace Education within our Communities and as a Squadron we look forward to these type of events!  STEM Kits are available to CAP Members as well as AE Members, which can include homeschool groups, teachers, or other educational groups.  For more information on becoming an AE Member please contact Fox Cities Composite Squadron or visit: http://ae.capmembers.com/programs/stem_kits/stem-kits/